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April 27, 2006
Valparaiso University Head Men's Soccer Coach Mis' Mrak today announced Richard Jones has been named Assistant Men's Soccer Coach.
February 21, 2006
Head Coach Mis' Mrak today announced the signing of four incoming freshmen to National Letters of Intent for the 2006 men's soccer season. Eric Jonas (Troy, Mich./Troy), Steve Shivley (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central), Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) and Joel Wagner (Algonquin, Ill./Dundee Crown) will all join the Crusaders this fall as they look to build on last season's fourth-place finish in the Mid-Con.
February 20, 2006
The Valparaiso men's soccer team will host its 2006 boy's soccer camp June 19-22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Eastgate Field.
December 15, 2005
Valparaiso University is one of 48 intercollegiate soccer programs of all divisions to have both its men's and women's soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2004-2005 academic year.
November 14, 2005
Juniors D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Central Catholic) and Jon Brighton (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County) have been named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament for their performances over the weekend in Kansas City, Mo.
November 11, 2005
The top-seeded Oakland Golden Grizzlies scored three unanswered goals to avenge an earlier loss and send the Valparaiso University men's soccer team home with a 4-2 loss in the semi-finals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.
November 10, 2005
Three members of the Valparaiso University men's soccer team were selected to the 2005 Mid-Con All-Conference Second Team, the league announced today.
November 07, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team enters the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament this weekend in Kansas City, Mo. as the number four seed and will take on regular season champion Oakland Friday in the semifinals at 11:00 a.m.
November 06, 2005
The Michigan State Spartans spoiled the final home match for four Valparaiso University seniors, picking up a 2-0 win Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 31, 2005
Senior goalkeeper Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Crusaders clinch a berth in the Mid-Con Tournament with a 1-0 shutout of IUPUI.
October 30, 2005
Playing a man down for most of the match, D.J. Catrow's (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central) two second half goals erased a 2-0 deficit and gave the Crusaders a 2-2 (2ot) tie against Xavier Sunday at Eastgate Field.
October 28, 2005
Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) notched his fifth shutout of the season and Chris Goss (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview) scored late in the first half to give the Crusaders a crucial 1-0 win at IUPUI Friday night.
October 24, 2005
Freshman defender Andrew Stewart (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.
October 23, 2005
Valparaiso, led by two goals off the foot of J.J. Eschenburg (Edgewood, N.M./Moriarty H.S.), put together their best offensive performance in more than seven seasons, defeating Cleveland State 5-2 Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.
October 21, 2005
Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) broke Valpo's all-time shutout record with the 13th of his career, and fourth of the season, as the Crusaders played the Western Illinois Leathernecks to a 0-0 double-overtime tie Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 15, 2005
Despite a late rally that netted three goals, Valparaiso fell to Oral Roberts Saturday night 5-3 in Tulsa, Okla.
October 12, 2005
Detroit's Vahid Assadpour scored his second goal of the match in the 101st minute to give the Titans a 2-1 double-overtime win over Valpo Wednesday at Eastgate Field, snapping the Crusaders' three-match winning streak.
October 10, 2005
Goalkeeper Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after tying Valpo's career shutouts record against Oakland.
October 08, 2005
Nate Hyde (South Bend, Ind./Clay) scored an unassisted goal in the 55th minute to give Valpo their third straight win, 1-0 over Oakland Saturday in Rochester, Mich.
October 01, 2005
Clifton Brown's (Chillicothe, Ohio/Unioto) first collegiate goal was all the offense the Crusaders would need to defeat Centenary 1-0 Saturday at Eastgate Field.
September 25, 2005
Freshman Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster) scored a pair of goals as Valpo put an emphatic end to a three-match scoreless streak, routing IPFW 4-0 Sunday at Eastgate Field.
September 24, 2005
UMKC scraped out a second half goal and made it stand up in a 1-0 win over Valparaiso Saturday, the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both clubs.
September 22, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team will be collecting non-perishable food items at all home matches this year as part of a season-long drive in support of local food banks.
September 18, 2005
Valparaiso took 17 shots Sunday afternoon, but couldn't find the back of the net with any of them, as the Crusaders came out on the short end of a 1-0 decision to Western Michigan at Kalamazoo, Mich.
September 16, 2005
Eastern Illinois scored quick and added a late insurance goal on Friday afternoon as the Panthers defeated Valparaiso 2-0 in Charleston, Ill.
September 11, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team mounted a furious second half comeback to erase a 2-0 deficit, but lost 3-2 to Northern Illinois Sunday at Eastgate Field.
September 09, 2005
Valparaiso's second half comeback attempt fell just short on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 2-1 decision to Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.
September 04, 2005
Sean McGinnis (Barrington, Ill./Barrington H.S.) notched his first career shutout and Valparaiso scored twice in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Canisius 2-0 on Sunday morning at the Bulls Classic in Buffalo, N.Y.
September 02, 2005
D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central H.S.) scored midway through the first half to give Valpo the lead, but host Buffalo scored three consecutive second-half goals and held on to defeat the Crusaders 3-2 Friday night.
August 27, 2005
Valparaiso concluded its 2005 exhibition season on Saturday evening, dropping a 3-0 decision at Dayton.
August 21, 2005
Valparaiso kicked off its 2005 exhibition season in victorious fashion on Sunday evening, as the Crusaders shutout Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 4-0 in Rensselaer, Ind.
August 19, 2005
Optimism abounds around the Valparaiso University men's soccer program heading into the 2005 season.
August 17, 2005
Valparaiso University's men's soccer team has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the Mid-Continent Conference this season in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
August 10, 2005
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 42 live soccer and volleyball matches this fall, including several road contests this upcoming season.
June 01, 2005
Valparaiso University head soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced his 2005 schedule which includes eight home matches at Eastgate Field while opening the season at the Bulls Classic in Buffalo, N.Y.
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo